News & events
The Big Anniversary Speaker Series
Has been postponed due to COVID-19 and will be rescheduled for future dates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Paynes Prairie State Park Now Open!
7 May 2020 I Some restrictions on facilities and
modified fee collection.
Health & Safety Park Updates
You Can Help
You can make a difference by visiting Paynes Prairie, joining the Friends of Paynes Prairie, volunteering, and donating.Read more
Together WE Make a Difference
BE A FRIEND
The Friends of Paynes Prairie has flourished, growing from fewer than 30 members in 2003 to over 500 in 2020. With support from our members, Park facilities like signage, maps, water fountains and bike repair stations were sponsored by the Friends.
We are currently seeking volunteers who can help in the Visitor Center
on Saturday mornings or afternoons. We are looking for a few extra
folks so that we can have an alternating or rotating schedule that
supports plenty of flexibility for our volunteers as we understand
Saturdays are a popular time for many other activities.